James Blakesly

James Blakesly (Blakeslee) (1802-1866) was born 18 Jul. 1802 in Milton, Chittenden Co., Vermont. He married Louisiana Edmunds about 1824. He was baptized in Jul. 1833. He presided over a branch of the Church in Upper Canada when Wilford Woodruff was a missionary there. He died 18 Dec. 1866 in Batavia, Kane Co., Illinois.

Footnotes

James Blakeslee (LZS3-YML), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). James Blakesly, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/james-blakesly, accessed 7 Feb. 2022). James Blakeslee, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/james-blakeslee, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 15

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 8, 1837 ~ Thursday June 8th We took the steemboat at 8 oclock at Kingstons mills to go up the canal we passed through a swamp of about 12 miles in length which abounded with fir such as muskrat, auter beaver, &c. from Brewers mills we passed through Crambary marsh to Jones's falls where the boat passed through four locks which were built by the British government & supposed to be the most splended works in America they cost four ...
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    June 8, 1837 June 9, 1837 June 10, 1837
  • Page 17

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 12, 1837 ~ Monday June 12th I took the parting hand with Elders Page & Blakesley & many other saints & travled in company with 6 other brethren to the branch of church in leeds distance 30 miles We met together in the evening at Brother Carnes & bore testimony to the work in which we are ingaged Elders John Goodson, H. Hale M Holmes & John Snider followed each other ...
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    June 12, 1837 June 13, 1837 June 14, 1837 June 15, 1837 June 16, 1837
  • Page 6

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    May 4, 1844 ~ Saturday 4th I mooved into my new brick house & truly felt thankful to have a comfortable dwelling to leave my family in while I go on my mishion [FIGURE] May 5, 1844 ~ Sunday May 5th 1844 I spent the day at home with my family to prepare for my summers mishion I called my family together & blessed them. Phebe washed my feet that I might be clean evry whit. I spent the evening at home ...
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    May 4, 1844 May 5, 1844 May 6, 1844 May 7, 1844
  • Page 242

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    our testimony & desires to be Baptized with all her heart. She conversed much about her fathers family & friends in America we spoke of our wives & children which we had been long seperated from. On our returne home we called upon Br Corner who we found unwell, with a bad cold, we also saw a female who had just been run over by an Omnibus who was badly wounded. distance of the day 8 we read in the London times an interesting account from the German Jews ...
    Dates:
    December 27, 1840 December 28, 1840
  • Page 14

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    April 1st 1834 I went with Brother Hatton to meet Brother Pulsipher and several other brethren and sisters at Brother Newcomes house in Fabius we had an interesti ng meeting. the spirit of the Lord was with us we returned home rejoiceing we soon was visited by Brother Harry Brown elder and Brother James Blakesly Priest they held two meetings with us & we were much edefied & they went on there way
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    April 1, 1834
  • Page 238

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    December 18, 1840 ~ Friday Dec 18th [FIGURE] I wrote three letters to Wm Pitt. R Hedlock & Lorenzo Snow. The London Times informs us that the British Flag is begining to be waved for the first time in parts of the Chinease empire. Also that the Jews are restored in Jerrusalem to their[e] own rights agaien, having equal privileges as other nations Also that the remains of Napolitan Bounaparte have been conveyed to Paris in the midst ...
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    December 18, 1840 December 19, 1840 December 20, 1840
  • Page 11

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    Thy Purposes O! Lord must roll on. Thy Decrees are Sure [FIGURE] Wisdom how [FIGURE] Precious thou [FIGURE] art. February 15, 1841 ~ Monday Feb 15th Elder Kimball received a letter from his wife Dated Nauvoo Dec 30th, she informed us that [FIGURE] Joseph had written for the Twelve to come immediately home for our personal safety, as great Judgments are nigh in this land even at the Door. She spoke of our families being well, as ...
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    February 15, 1841 February 16, 1841
  • Page 6

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    January 16, 1837 ~ Monday Jan 16th Elder Abram O Smoot was again attacked by the destroyer which brought him upon a bed of great disstress We immediately called upon the Elders of the Church. Viz. Elders O Hide & E ^H C^ Kimble of the twelve & B. Nobles, M. Holmes, & myself of the first Seventy We prayed with & for him & lade hands upon him according to the scriptures & he was ...
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    January 16, 1837 January 17, 1837 January 20, 1837 January 22, 1837
  • Page 11

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    the way was open she concluded to undertake it She called for the Elders of the Church, & Elder J. Blakesley prayed with her & anointed her with oil & she was carried on board of the ship with her three children. No sooner than they hoisted sail & put to sea it seemed as though all the Elements were ingaged to destroye her, so rough a voyage the Capt never knew, in his life, they had 35 days voyage & 12 hours fair weather, for 15 nights in succession it was one continual flash ...
  • Page 12

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    She is firm & unmoved in the great cause in which she is ingaged. My Prayer is that Peace health & Strength may rest upon her & her children & may the Lord make her usful, O Lord work by whome thou wilt but work & send by whom thou wilt but send, that thy cause may roll on in this city & to thee O Lord shall be all the glory. Mr Alburn informed the people he should soon be a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints & wished others ...
    Dates:
    January 11, 1841 January 12, 1841